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Entry Level Electrical Engineer (2023)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate
Req ID:  48070

We are looking for candidates who are eager to work in a team environment that is both analytical and hands on.   Product Engineers are the “hub of the wheel”; they are assigned to a program and become the program expert.  Every day is different depending on the phase of program implementation.  Candidates have the opportunity to see the entire life cycle of their assigned program from conception to production due to Nexteer’s vertical integration and having world class test and validation facilities on site.  Candidates have the ability to utilize their strengths and grow within the Product Engineering organization as well as being able to move to other functional staffs within Nexteer.  Positions are available in the following product lines:  Columns, Halfshafts, Hydraulics, and Electric Power Steering.


This position offers the potential opportunity for a hybrid work arrangement. Please note, arrangements could change based on the company's COVID-19 protocols at the time of hire.


Job Description:

  • Leads product design analysis and process
  • Releases advance product components and/or line of products
  • Diagnoses and corrects deficiencies
  • Maintains cost controls
  • Provides technical direction to support personnel
  • Leads test and/or development programs
  • Coordinates supportive build programs
  • Leads engineering projects with other departments and/or application centers
  • Coordinates with vendors and/or customers on a regular basis
  • Provides engineering support to manufacturing facilities
  • Stays abreast of new technology


Job Requirements:

  • Deep understanding of engineering theory and principles of design
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • Understanding of probability and statistical analysis
  • Interest in product design, particularly automotive
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and controls
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills
  • Advance understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • General understanding of vehicle ride dynamics (Preferred)
  • Strong computer application experience in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint



Bachelor - Electrical Engineering

Minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 2.7

Candidate must have right to work in the US and not require current or future sponsorship


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.


Employment agencies are an important component of our talent acquisition strategy, and we value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. We will not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies for any employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Nexteer Automotive or directly to hiring managers in any form without a signed Nexteer Automotive Agency Agreement on file, and search engagement for that position, will be deemed unsolicited in nature, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired as a result of the referral or through other means. Additionally, any resume submitted without a contract in place will be considered Nexteer Automotive property and no fees will be paid to the agency if the candidate is hired. 


Please note, agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by a member of Nexteer’s Human Resources team.  No other Nexteer employee is authorized to bind Nexteer to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by an agency.